Bloomfield, NJ (population: 48,995) has three aerospace engineering schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Post University, the highest ranked school in this group with an aerospace engineering program, has a total student population of 2,590. It is the 703rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Connecticut (#1 is Wesleyan University).
Aerospace Engineering students from Bloomfield schools who go on to become aerospace engineers, engineers, aviation engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 70,570 people working as aerospace engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $96,270. Also, Aerospace engineering and operations technicians make on average $59,820 per year and there are about 7,940 of them employed in the US today.
Bloomfield lies in Essex county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary.
Of the 3 aerospace engineering schools with a 100-mile radius of Bloomfield, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Post University comes out as the most expensive ($23,261/yr) for aerospace engineering students, with Naugatuck Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,596/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bloomfield|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||3.9 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||5.5 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||5.6 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||8.5 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||9.7 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||11.3 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||13.4 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||15.8 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||16.3 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||16.4 miles|